Lucia A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon (E–book/E–pub) ô Andrea di Robilant
Ame the bosomfriend of Empress "Josephine the landlady of Byron Venice and stands as a relic of the lost "the landlady of Byron in Venice and stands as a of the lost ageDi Robilant is the author of A VENETIAN AFFAIR A beautiful depiction of the author s ancestor surprisingly intimate narrative through the The Mother Zone fall of the Republic the turmoil of Napoleonic Italy the courts of both the Habsburgs and the Bonapartes ending with her elderly role as Lord Byron s exasperated landlord The tumultuous events of early 19th century continental Europe as seen through the eyes of a Venetian noblewoman Fascinatin. Egal and still beautiful and a bit battle hardened herself was Byronâ€™s landlord during the poetâ€™s stay in Venice In aitting inale to this sweeping drama Lucia stands as a relic of a lost golden age she created in part the aura that gave rise to the Romantic view of Italy and its culture that we still nourish today With the brave and articulate Lucia at the center of his re creation of this remarkable historical period Andrea di Robilant has once again reached across the centuries and deep into his own past to bring history to rich and vivid life on the page. .
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Was The Daughter Of the daughter of prominent Venetian statesman and lived through the glory and decline of Venice she bec. Oncerns we witnessâ€”through her letters to her sister and other primary sourcesâ€”her painful series of miscarriages and the pressure on her to produce an heir; her impassioned affair with an Austrian officer and its stunning results; the glamour and strain of her career as a hostess in Hapsburg Vienna and lady in waiting at the court of Napoleonâ€™s stepson Prince EugÃ¨ne de Beauharnais as well as her intimate relationship with the Empress JosÃ©phine; and her amazing irsthand account of the defeat of Napoleon in Paris in 1814 In her later years Lucia Really 35 stars not uite a 4What a sweet Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art freshaced ingenue of the napoleonic era Always
always loving Lucia to be a product of war or what really sounds like an unsatisfying marriage Seeking joy in society she makes Alice Oliver friends easily which is good because her husband can t seem to settleLucia seems what s bestor her son til her death Also the daily corresponded she keeps up with her younger sister bolsters her outlook She ails to ever play the victim to the end a uniue story about the life of an early 19th century woman writte. * rom the acclaimed author of a venetian *From the acclaimed author of A Venetian comes the vivid and dramatic story of the all of Venice and the rise of a new age during the tumultuous Napoleonic period as seen through the eyes of his great great great great grandmotherIn 1787 Lucia the beautiful sixteen year old daughter of "A PROMINENT VENETIAN STATESMAN IS MARRIED OFF TO ALVISE "prominent Venetian statesman is married off to Alvise scion of one of the most powerful Venetian amilies But their life as a golden couple will be suddenly transformed when Venice alls to Bonaparte As the larger events unfolding around Lucia mingle with her most personalPositive Always Loving Lucia